Police hunting online gambling suspect who fled after being released by MACC

KUALA LUMPUR: The police are looking for 32-year-old Goh Leong Yeong (pic), who fled after being released by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Sunday (Oct 11).

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the suspect's last known address was a condominium in Jalan Cheras.

"The suspect is wanted for three online gambling cases in Cheras. We believe that he is behind the illegal online gambling racket in Kuala Lumpur and Cheras," he said in a statement Friday (Oct 16).

The suspect had escaped shortly after he was released by the MACC on bail.

"He was detained by the MACC due to alleged involvement in a Macau scam," added Comm Huzir.

Comm Huzir urged anyone with information to contact Cheras CID chief Deputy Supt Ahmad Zamri Jai at 012-899 3622 or investigating officer Insp Muhamad Faizal Asuar at 017-312 6411 or to contact any police station.

"The cooperation of the public is much appreciated," he said.

On a related matter, Comm Huzir said three other men have been detained under Section 4(1)(a) of the Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) from Oct 14 until Nov 3.

"They were detained for allegedly being involved in hosting online gambling in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. They were detained right after they were released by the MACC recently, ” he said.

Comm Huzir said that the three were previously detained by the MACC due to their involvement in a Macau scam.

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